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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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need time to see well

The Palace is quite large and, if you do not go with a guide it is advisable to read something about it. It has lots of history and all the rooms have an explanation. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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queluz portugal
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Palace is quite large and, if you do not go with a guide it is advisable to read something about it. It has lots of history and all the rooms have an explanation. It particularly liked the library and the nursery. Very peculiar. The story of the bats in the library is real and interesting. Don´t forget the basilica... More 

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Miami, Florida
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is about 40min drive from Lisbon so if you have the time, this palace is worth a visit. Its architecture's greatness is impressive. The best part is definitely the Library. There is a lot of history in it, make sure you read the panels.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the sights within the city we went to Mafra and it was definitely worth the €6 cost. If you're a student it's just €3 and parking is free for the first hour then just €2 will cover you all day. The palace is amazing. I have visited many stately homes and this is near the top of my... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

O Palácio Nacional de Mafra is located in the region of Mafra, in the Lisbon district, this at about 25 kilometres of Lisbon and they started the building of the Palace in the year 1717 in the Barock style, this by using 52.000 workers, and it is not only a palace, you will find a convent, a library, a basilica... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an amazing palace to visit. Every room is amazing! The history and art are part of this palace.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Palace was ordered to be buit by the the richest King Portugal ever had, John V. He spent so much money in this Palace that - true story - when he ordered one bell to a famous english craftsman, the description was so rich, that even for a King it seemed too much, so, the craftsman asked if the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Wonderful location,a very large palace,it has a lot of sections,even a hospital one,but also has one of the largest library from portugal and from the world....worth to go..you can take a bus from lisboa,it is not far away,from mafra you can go to ericeira in order to get tan,see the beaches...

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The palace was interesting. It is a giant palace with a church inside. At one point 330 monks lived there. The history of the building is very interesting, but I did not find most of that information I the tour. That might be because I don't speak Portuguese. The palace was quite new and less ornate than I expected. I... More 

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Lisboa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A huge building worth of a delayed visit. An extraordinary piece of construction where many disciples learned their skills.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very worthwhile visit Make sure you wear confortable shoes, as there is quite a distance from one end of the palace to the other. Good insight into the period, the library is beautiful, and so were all the other areas such as the Queen's wing and the King's wing. The adjacent gardens situate to the left of the Palace are... More 

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